Japan Pushes the Speed Limit on Trade Talks
Tokyo wants to swerve past Trumpian pitfalls—and get a deal done.
Can China Deliver a Better Belt and Road?
Beijing promises greener and fairer projects, but it has to keep its promises at home as well.
The Push for a Trump-Kim Nuke Deal Is Far From Over
When it comes to an agreement between Washington and Pyongyang, doing it right beats doing it fast.
Trump Was Right to Walk Away
In resisting the temptation to make a bad deal, he avoided failure at the Hanoi summit.
How Beijing Could Unmake Howard Schultz’s Billions
Corporate interests and political power are a dangerous mix for a wannabe president.
Is an Iron Curtain Falling Across Tech?
The conflict around Huawei may be the first shots in a new cold war.
Xi’s China Is Steamrolling Its Own History
The Chinese Communist Party sees the past as a resource to be plundered by the present.
In Trump’s World, Nukes Are Self-Defense
As the Japan-U.S. alliance weakens, could Tokyo drop its nuclear weapons ban?
China’s Media Forecast Is Bleak and Stormy
Spring Festival is coming, but the country's politics remain frozen.
The Chinese Communist Party Always Needs An Enemy
Xinjiang's detainees are the latest victims of a deep insecurity.
Abroad or at Home, China Puts Party First
At the heart of Beijing's global influence plans is a clear Leninist vision.
Washington Scrambles to Slow Seoul’s Roll
The United States is worried North Korea will pocket goodies from its southern neighbor without giving up its nukes.
Asia Needs Pence’s Reassurance
He should confront Trump’s mistakes and put forward a positive agenda.
Vietnam’s Quiet New Autocrat Is Consolidating Power
President Nguyen Phu Trong is drawing from Xi Jinping's playbook.
Hollywood Has No Time for Crazy Poor Asians
Asian-American politics don't translate on screen into sensitivity to Singapore's real issues.
South Korea Is Going Crazy Over a Handful of Refugees
Feminists, the young, and Islamophobes have allied against desperate Yemenis.